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post #41 of 243
ha, I'm the only one so far to make a somewhat serious attempt to do a mockup, and I get burned down like this?!

Think I'm going to enjoy this forum

No seriously though, no hard feelings This was just the simpelest design I could come up with. Thought it would work, but I have to agree, it doesn't.

I might give it some more thought. At least I saved the thread for getting locked \
post #42 of 243
Sure the mini, MacBook Pro, and iMac look exactly like their PPC versions, the Mac Pro or whatever it's called should look different. Back when this giant cheese grater was introduced, it was understood that the design had to accomodate a lot of heat. The thing itself is huge.

Personally, I liked the design of the G4 powermacs. They were cool looking, functional, and easy to pick up without slicing your hands. So maybe a design like a giant mac mini isn't too far off the wall, though it would have to have handles. All of the pro machines by apple have handles.
post #43 of 243
I was checking out these neat computers I got in an e-mail http://www.falcon-nw.com/ while I prefer Apple I kind of like some of the things they offer but if we compare them to Apple... it would make Apple feel cheap (j/k)

check out this pic (I like this custom paint/sticker/whatever) http://www.falcon-nw.com/images/ICON_BlueFairy_hi.jpg

and this one http://www.falcon-nw.com/images/ICON_Dragon_hi.jpg
(I like dragons)

One thing I don't like is that the case is freaking huge!!!

Btw this company offers a lot of upgrades and add-ons but the thing I wasn't expecting to see was an option for an Apple Cinema Display... I thought that was pretty cool

anyways I want to see more mock ups
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check out this pic (I like this custom paint/sticker/whatever) http://www.falcon-nw.com/images/ICON_BlueFairy_hi.jpg

Breasts.
post #46 of 243
bah.

if iMac looked the same, PowerB... i mean, Mac Book Pros looked almost the same... I think Mac Pros will be very very similar. It's a great design, the current one.

where are the mock-ups? we're on page two and only 1 serious mockup???
post #47 of 243
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Originally posted by monkeyastronaut
where are the mock-ups? we're on page two and only 1 serious mockup???

I'm wondering the same thing. At least we've got one good one, so far.

To those posting pictures of generic PC cases: They're not freakin' mock-ups. Stop it! Download SketchUp and get to work posting your results.
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post #48 of 243
OK - not mine, but nice:

http://www.applele.com/pict_05powermac_r01.html

Just hope that there will be a smaller version, in terms of the size of a case - the current PM is huge.
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post #49 of 243
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Originally posted by trevorM
It wouldn't suprise me if the New Powermac will be very similar to the current G5 design. It will have an IR port.

Why an IR port? That's so 90's..
post #50 of 243
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Why an IR port? That's so 90's..

welcome to the 90s. our macbooks, minis and macbook pros all sport IR ports for FrontRow.
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post #51 of 243
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welcome to the 90s. our macbooks, minis and macbook pros all sport IR ports for FrontRow.

Ah, for some reason I thought Bluetooth was used...
post #52 of 243
I think they'll keep the same case, but I'm partial to the Thermaltake Suprano

I've seen it painted in a high gloss yelow, red, and a green and they all looked awesome.
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post #53 of 243
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Ah, for some reason I thought Bluetooth was used...

For the keyboard and mouse, but the remote control interfaces through the iSight using IR.

 

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post #54 of 243
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Originally posted by Darth_Apple

check out this pic (I like this custom paint/sticker/whatever) http://www.falcon-nw.com/images/ICON_BlueFairy_hi.jpg

and this one http://www.falcon-nw.com/images/ICON_Dragon_hi.jpg
(I like dragons)

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post #55 of 243
I think that just like the other Intel Macs recently introduced that have kept their same case design, the new Mac Pro will do the same. I think for the first generation of the Intel machines, Apple is keeping the same designs as their PPC counterparts, so, in a way, to not scare people off. They want all the loyal Apple customers, as well as new ones to not feel like the company, the computers, the software or anything else, is really changing, besides the CPU. It would kind of freak people out if all of a sudden, Macs are not only using Intel chips, but also look completely different. They want people to realize that even with an Intel chip, they're still Macs. That being said, I think after a year or so (hopefully) we will see some new case designs for all of the unchanged computers (especially the MBPs).
post #56 of 243
Ok this is a totally serious mockup I've just made quickly (sorry for the imperfections):




sorry i couldn't resist.

(by the way, the apple logo is something i made a while ago --> see below -->

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Breasts.

I saw some once.
post #58 of 243
Back in the 90s.

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Just had a thought: what if Apple allows the new pro models to actually run MAcOS and Windows simultaneously, natively?

 

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post #59 of 243
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Originally posted by Darth_Apple
I was checking out these neat computers I got in an e-mail http://www.falcon-nw.com/ while I prefer Apple I kind of like some of the things they offer but if we compare them to Apple... it would make Apple feel cheap (j/k)

That is the most over-the-top gratuitous use of excessive Flash animation I have ever seen on a website. Insufferable. EVERYTHING on the whole page moves whenever you click anything. And their pointless animations waste copious quantities of my time. Blech.

Oh, and their computers? I dunno -- I was unable to focus on them mostly, but I thing the ones that whizzed by were pretty awful looking.

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post #60 of 243
Originally posted by Bergermeister
Just had a thought: what if Apple allows the new pro models to actually run MAcOS and Windows simultaneously, natively?



What if Apple actually gave a damn about the HUGE market called small-medium-large enterprise??

[not insulting you BergerM just voicing my frustration. Apple is on track with Intel virtualization, parallels, and bootcamp to do windows and mac os x simultaneously and for the two OS's to talk to each other pretty well. It's all in place, and where it will really start to make a dent is the business market. Too bad apple doesn't give a flying f*** about that market with huge switching potential]
post #61 of 243
Originally posted by chris v
That is the most over-the-top gratuitous use of excessive Flash animation I have ever seen on a website. Insufferable. EVERYTHING on the whole page moves whenever you click anything. And their pointless animations waste copious quantities of my time. Blech.


I thought that was a first-class Flash site. The kind you don't see nowadays but the killer-app type Flash stuff Flash designers dream of since the early 2000's. IMO, Brilliant. Seriously. Smooth, slick, consistent. By the way, Flash designers mostly care about making the coolest, best whiz-bang Flash site out there. Usability can go to hell along with the layperson-users of the site


Originally posted by chris v
Oh, and their computers? I dunno -- I was unable to focus on them mostly, but I thing the ones that whizzed by were pretty awful looking.


Their computers though, another matter. Absolutely hideous, even by PC-fanboi Overclocking-psychopathic standards. But they do sell okay to a certain market segment and they've been around for a while.
post #62 of 243
Originally posted by Placebo
Breasts.


Mmmmmmmm.....
post #63 of 243
Originally posted by Mambo06
Ok this is a totally serious mockup I've just made quickly (sorry for the imperfections):



sorry i couldn't resist.



No apologies needed. Best mockup in this thread so far made by actual people that posted to this thread. In my opinion...
Thanks for keeping the thread alive while the rest of us fart around with all sorts of other nonsense
post #64 of 243
Originally posted by monkeyastronaut
where are the mock-ups?


Shh.... Don't tell the moderators.....
post #65 of 243
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I thought that was a first-class Flash site. The kind you don't see nowadays but the killer-app type Flash stuff Flash designers dream of since the early 2000's. IMO, Brilliant. Seriously. Smooth, slick, consistent. By the way, Flash designers mostly care about making the coolest, best whiz-bang Flash site out there. Usability can go to hell along with the layperson-users of the site

Technically, it's very nice. But it made me dizzy. You don't have to make everything move on mouse-over just because you can.

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post #66 of 243
Not a bad mockup. If you made it about 20% shorter you could call that the slim tower, or the small tower, that people that are not professionals want, but they really want to appear to be for some reason.
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post #67 of 243
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Originally posted by Bergermeister
Played around with SketchUp for a little and came up with a device 4.7 inches wide, 14 inches high and 14 inches deep

So where is the image?!?

I could launch SketchUp, select the rectangle tool (dim 4.7", 14") & then the push/pull tool (dim 14")

And then what? Hit TextEdit for a list of specs?

Come on BM, where is the image?!?

I would do one myself, but after driving SketchUp all week long on a two square mile development, it is the last thing I want to see until Tuesday!

And what is with architects not being able to close a loop? Or set up layers in an organized way, with meaningful names?!? Seems a good portion of the initial SketchUp work I do is in cleaning up the xrefs first

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post #68 of 243
nice mock ups! in a LOL kind of way.. but heck where are the handles? i would Sooooo miss the handles on top and bottom,thats pretty much a very handy thing and an Apple trade mark nowadays...... 0.2 cents
post #69 of 243
I loved the PowerMac G4. First real Mac I spent a lot of time with. The Mac that made me fall in love with all things Apple (though I'm a bit cynical now).
The handles were awesome on that. Handles are awesome on a tower.



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Originally posted by sunilraman
Something I found on the intarweb:
http://www.melablog.it/uploads/power_mac_g5_cube.jpg


That thing is like plastic.

Googled it and found this:

http://www.conf.co.jp/new_folder/making/cube_1.html

Just press the next button and each page shows the progression of its construction.

Not in english though, but a picture tells a 1000 words I suppose.
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post #72 of 243
Hardcore.
post #73 of 243
OK, my serious attempt. Photoshop only, I can't 3d nowadays \





post #74 of 243
Having the handle on just one side doesn't make much sense. It's virtually useless that way (you can't carry it using the handle). Also, the design is generally too rounded for recent Apple designs.

Apple wouldn't use lower-case, nor "EX2"; it'd be "Intel Core 2 Duo" or "Intel Core 2 Quattro", or similar.

That said, it does look beautiful.
post #75 of 243
Thanks for feedback. I know, looks like you could hurt yourself touching the handle Just getting some stuff out there. Here's a boring ad but something Apple would have to do if they ever tried to go after the business world


post #76 of 243
Originally posted by Chucker
Apple wouldn't use lower-case


Ummm, this are the icons used on the websites:



Originally posted by Chucker
...nor "EX2"; it'd be "Intel Core 2 Duo" or "Intel Core 2 Quattro", or similar.


Core EX2 is Woodcrest Extreme Edition okay!!!


Originally posted by Chucker
That said, it does look beautiful.


Thanks. One of the reasons I can't do professional graphic design is that I like making things look nice without real regard to marketing, functional, boss-pleasing stuff. And I have no idea how to be a bloody artist and sell my paintings and stuff to make a living. Though I should explore that line!!!
post #77 of 243
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I saw some once.

analog or binary?
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post #78 of 243
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Originally posted by Chucker
Apple wouldn't use lower-case


Ummm, this are the icons used on the websites:

Mea culpa.
post #79 of 243
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Originally posted by sunilraman
I know, looks like you could hurt yourself touching the handle

Just like the G5!
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Just like the G5!

Yeah, the G5 handles were pretty sharp. Especially considering how heavy the things were.
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